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Highlights from Ron Cundiff's Memphis .Net Users Group Meeting 01/28/2010

clock January 29, 2010 08:12 by author johnstagich

1) Content Delivery Network (CDN)

From Scoth Guthrie: Microsoft Ajax CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a service that provides caching support for AJAX libraries (including jQuery and ASP.NET AJAX).  The service is available for free, does not require any registration, and can be used for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.  Using a CDN can significantly improve a website's end-user performance, since it enables browsers to more quickly retrieve and download content. 

Link to CDN site:

 2) With jQuery, there are two versions minified and full.  Use the full version if you want to debug.

jQuery version 1.4.1

3)  To get intellisense with JQuery you can enter /// <reference path="jquery-1.2.3.js" /> to the start of your script.  For more information, check a James Hart blog entry and a Scott Guthrie blog entry.

4) Firebug is a great tool for debugging web pages!

5) jQuery and AJAX can be used together with Silverlight to build a website.

January 2010 Quick Hits

clock January 27, 2010 10:09 by author johnstagich
  • From Karl Shifflett: The WPF & Silverlight Designer Team (Cider Team) has just launched a new team blog at

  • Link for SQL Server 2008 Top New Features.

  • SQL training videos from SQLShare site that includes videos on SSIS.  Click on links in Tags section to bring up videos by tag name/topics.
  • I wanted to change the name of an Microsoft SQL Database, but was unable to due to the inability to get exclusive control of the database.  Below is a query I found on Will Strohl's blog on how to kill processes/sessions on SQL Server for a particular database.  After running the query and killing the processes/sessions that where preventing me from gaining exclusive control of the database, I was able to rename my database.  Thanks Will!

DECLARE @Database NVARCHAR(150);
-- change this to be the name of your database that you want to kill processes/sessions for SELECT @Database = 'MyDatabaseName';
Select @Database = 'MyDatabaseName';
CREATE TABLE #tempProcesses(
 [spid] [int] NOT NULL,
 [ecid] [int] NOT NULL,
 [status] [nvarchar](150) NOT NULL,
 [loginname] [nvarchar](150) NOT NULL,
 [hostname] [nvarchar](150) NULL,
 [blk] [int] NOT NULL,
 [dbname] [nvarchar](150) NULL,
 [cmd] [nvarchar](150) NOT NULL,
 [request_id] [int] NOT NULL);

INSERT INTO #tempProcesses EXEC sp_who;

CREATE TABLE #tempProcesses2([spid] [int] NOT NULL);

INSERT INTO #tempProcesses2
SELECT [spid] FROM #tempProcesses
WHERE [dbname] = @Database;

DROP TABLE #tempProcesses;

DECLARE [cursorProcess] CURSOR FOR SELECT [spid] FROM #tempProcesses2

OPEN [cursorProcess]
FETCH NEXT FROM [cursorProcess] INTO @ProcessId
BEGIN EXEC('KILL ' + @ProcessId);
FETCH NEXT FROM [cursorProcess] INTO @ProcessId

DROP TABLE #tempProcesses2;

CLOSE [cursorProcess];
DEALLOCATE [cursorProcess];

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I am the owner of Stagich Software Consulting.  Stagich Software Consulting specializes in developing Microsoft .Net/Microsoft SQL software applications.



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